Property off Willows Beach in Oak Bay cordoned off by police tape this morning

Oak Bay police have released a few more details in relation to the Oak Bay attack on Tuesday.

Investigators were unable to properly question the 45-year-old victim at the time due to her injuries, but she has now been able to provide investigators with more information including the race of the suspect.

Police say that at around 7:30 a.m., the woman was in her home and heard noises coming from the kitchen area. She went to investigate the noises and found an unknown man in her kitchen.

She confronted the man and an altercation took place resulting in the woman being struck several times with an edged weapon, believed to be a machete.

The woman was able to call police but the suspect fled before officers could arrive.

Oak Bay Police were assisted by officers from VicPD and Saanich Police and they scoured the area for the attacker but nobody was found.

The man is now known to be a white male, heavy-set, in his 20s, and was last seen wearing a brown jacket, dark khaki pants, and a baseball cap.

He was also wearing a blue and white bandana.

The public is still encouraged to use the Saanich Information Line (250-475-4356) and/or Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477) to let the police know if they have any information that could help further the investigation.